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Elisabeth R. Adams

I. Report on research and education activities
 
The search for planetary cores. This is a new project to find and characterize extremely short period planets (less than 1 day orbital periods) in the Kepler data set, which may be the stripped remnants of inspiraling gas giants. The research proposal to NASA ADAP that I was a Co-I on was accepted for full funding in November 2013. A paper identifying several candidate cores by the project PI, Brian Jackson, was published in July, and presented by him at DPS in October (Jackson et al. 2013a, b). I am continuing work with collaborators to analyze available data (Kepler light curves + ground-based AO and RV) on these systems.
Adaptive optics imaging of Kepler planet candidates. I contributed to a massive tome by Geoff Marcy on 49 planet candidates around 22 stars (Marcy et al. 2014). I have also provided AO results to other papers in preparation.
Kuiper belt object census. In October I finally submitted my own hefty tome on de-biased Kuiper belt object populations. (The paper is still under review as of January 2014.) Additionally, the DES team substantially reworked and resubmitted a funding proposal to NASA OPR in November, with Marc Buie as PI, and I was heavily involved in that effort.
 
II. Publications (since June 2013)
 
Submitted:
(1) Adams, E. R., Gulbis, A. A. S., Elliot, J. L., Benecchi, S. D., Buie, M. W., Trilling, D. E., Wasserman, L. H, 2014. De-biased Populations of Kuiper Belt Objects from the Deep Ecliptic Survey, Astron. J., submitted for publication.
Accepted:
(1) Marcy, G. W. +102 co-authors, 2014. Masses, Radii, and Orbits of Small Kepler Planets: The Transition from Gaseous to Rocky Planets. Astrophys. J.S., 210, 20, 70 pp. 
(2) Jackson, B., Stark, C. C., Adams, E. R., and Chambers, J., & Deming, D. A Survey for Very Short-Period Planets in the Kepler Data. 2013a, Astrophys. J., 779, 165, 12 pp.
Abstracts
(1) Jackson, B., Stark, C. C., Adams, E. R., Chambers, J., & Deming, D. 2013b.Very Short-Period Planets in the Kepler Data. Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., 45, 204.03 (abstract)
 
III. Awards and Honors
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IV. Service to the Science Community (e.g., advisory panels, society offices)
Served as reviewer on two papers (Icarus and Astrophysical Journal)
 
V. Public outreach activities
NA
 
Research Year: 
2013
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